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11 October 1864: “I cannot imagine why it was he came home”

Item Description: Diary entry dated 11 October 1864, written by Sarah Lois Wadley. Item Citation: From volume 4 (folder 5) in the Sarah Lois Wadley Papers, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Item … Continue reading

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12 June 1863: “we have been living entirely on credit, & obliged to remove one daughter from school.”

Item description: Letter, 12 June 1863, from Mary E. Bell to William S. Pettigrew. In the letter, Bell describes her family’s misfortunes and asks for monetary aid from Pettigrew so that she may pay for her daughter’s school fees to … Continue reading

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12 June 1862: “1. When slaves are taken from the possession of their legal masters, by violence offered by armed men and negroes, what redress shall be afforded to the owners and what protection for the future?”

Item description: This letter was written by Edward Stanly, Military Governor of North Carolina, in response to a request for information from Edwin Stanton, United States Secretary of War. In it Stanly asks for guidance on governing the relationships between … Continue reading

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6 June 1862: “…Governor Stanly has not been instructed by the government to prevent the education of children, white or black, in the State of North Carolina.”

Item description: This document, which was ordered to be printed by the United States House of Representatives, is a compilation of documents related to “the authority and action of the Hon. Edward Stanly, military governor of North Carolina.” It includes … Continue reading

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28 May 1862: “‘Of course you are aware,’ said the Governor, ‘that the laws of the State make the opening of such schools a criminal offence.’”

Item description: This transcript, which details a conversation about schools for recently freed slaves in occupied North Carolina between Edward Stanly, Military Governor of North Carolina, and Vincent Colyer, Superintendent of the Poor under Union General Burnside, is extracted from … Continue reading

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30 September 1861: “I have been a soldier in the 8th Reg. but finding that my health was failing I have determined to give up the service & act in some less laborious sphere.”

Item description: Letter, 30 September 1861, from P.D. Thompson to Anzolette Elizabeth Page Pendleton, together with a similar letter to Col. William Nelson Pendleton, both regarding the Pendletons’ invitation to Thompson to direct a local school. Thompson writes to the … Continue reading

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